North Korea`s isolation is of its own making: US
Washington: Stating that the US is trying to help the people of North Korea in whatever way it can, the Obama Administration today said North Korea`s isolation is of its own making.
"North Korea`s isolation is of its own making. The United States is trying to help the people of North Korea in whatever ways we can. We have supported NGOs who are trying to work with ordinary North Koreans trying to improve their lives," State
Department Acting Spokesman Gordon Duguid said.
"Till North Korea ended the programme, we were supplying food aid to North Korea to try and alleviate the starvation that is caused by no other factor other than the
government`s pursuit of a nuclear programme at all costs -- costs to its people, costs to its economy," he said.
"So if there were broader engagement with the international community, there would be a free exchange of ideas, there would be a free exchange of commerce, there would
be free exchange of people travelling into and out of North Korea that could alleviate many of the problems that exist there," Duguid said.
"Under the current regime and under the current circumstances, that`s not the case. We do rely on non-governmental organisations who can work in North Korea to try and help the lives of ordinary North Koreans.
If helping improve the lives of ordinary North Koreans is a problem, if it`s an aggravation, I don`t understand it."
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